DirecTV Now Adds Entertainment Studios Fare

DirecTV Now has added couple of new over-the-top nets--Entertainment Studios' Comedy.TV and JusticeCentral.TV.

DirecTV Now, which launches later this month, will give consumers "the ability to stream more than 100 channels of DirecTV content on any device from a smartphone to a 55 inch TV starting at $35 a month with, no annual contract, no credit check, no installation charges, no set top box, and, for AT&T mobile customers, no data charges," says DirecTV parent AT&T.

Related: AT&T Defends DirecTV Now

"We value our continued and expanding relationship with AT&T,” said Entertainment Studios CEO Byron Allen. “DirecTV NOW customers will be able to enjoy watching our networks wherever they are at their convenience.” Allen and his Entertainment Studios had sued AT&T for racial discrimination, then settled the lawsuit and obtained a carriage agreement to see his networks added to AT&T TV platforms.

Related: Fox Networks Sign DirecTV Now Deal

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.